The HITB CommSec (community + security) track is a free-to-attend session with 30 and 60 minutes talks held during the 27th and 28th alongside the HITB2018DXB’s Exhibition.
This year they’ve partnered with BSides Dubai to focus 50% of the HITB CommSec track topics on issues that are becoming more and more relevant every day – the security of cars, airplanes, medical devices, critical infrastructure and home automation devices.
The goal of BSides Dubai is to mash up the security community with the best open thinkers from around the world in the famous SecurityBSides open, interactive and community oriented format.
“BSides Dubai and HITB both have the same intention of serving the UAE infosec community, so we joined hands together to make this conference as the biggest event in the Gulf. BSides Dubai was impressed by the concept of HITB CommSec Track which is FREE for ALL and likewise we collaborated with HITB,” Maria James, co-organizer of BSides Dubai, told Help Net Security.
Featured presentations, November 27
10:45 – 11:15 – TBA – Andrea Zapparoli Manzoni (Director, Crowdfense).
14:00 – 14:15 – Cyber Security of the Future – Dr. Bushra Al Blooshi (Manager, Research and Innovation, DESC).
14:15 – 14:45 – Blockchain: The New Line of Defense – Ramy AlDamati (CyberSecurity & Blockchain Influencer, Kaspersky Lab).
14:45 – 15:15 – TBA – Hoda AlKhzaimi (Director of Center for Cyber Security and Interdisciplinary Studies, NYU Abu Dhabi).
15:15 – 16:00 – Creating Browser Extensions to Hunt for Low-Hanging Fruit – Rewanth Cool (Security Consultant, Payatu Software Labs LLP).
Featured presentations, November 28
10:30 – 10:45 – Growth Hacking Your Community – Dr. Marwan Al-Zarouni (Director of Information Services, DESC).
10:45 – 11:15 – The Perimeter is Dead: Defending Compromised Networks – Hidayatullah Khan (SANS Instructor & Principal Security Consultant, SENTELIST).
11:15 – 11:30 – The Art of Cyber Red Teaming: Facts and Illusions – Mohamed Saeed (Senior Cyber Security Consultant, Practice Lead Red Team at DTS Solutions).
11:30 – 11:45 – My Experience of Running CTF Competitions in 7 Arab Countries – Moataz Salah (MENA Cybersecurity Workforce Gap).
12:15 – 12:45 – Hunting Threats in Your Enterprise – Abdulrahman Al-Nimari (Lead Cyber Security Architect, Mantech Corp).
12:45 – 13:00 – Strengthening the Weak Link: The Human Challenge – Heide Young (Senior Cyber Security Consultant).